Silver rising in early Monday trading

LONDON (July 8) Silver rose 0.5 percent to $18.96 an ounce, having lost 3.6 percent in the previous session. Platinum gained 0.5 percent to $1,331.24 an ounce, also helped by news of renewed strike disruptions in the world's largest supplier, South Africa.

Palladium dropped 0.3 percent to $676.47 an ounce.